Smart renovations in Tartu can go on! Financing has been secured for three more hrustsovka buildings
Tartu City Government has confirmed the investment in three further pilot area building associations that are participating in the SmartEnCity project. For the houses Pepleri 3, Turu 9 and Tähe 2, the necessary financing has been guaranteed. Up to now and including the 3 new houses, six pilot area buildings receive funding within the SmartEnCity project
In the last week of July, a Canadian Delegation from the City of Windsor (Ontario) visited Vitoria Gasteiz within the framework of a Learning Exchange from the City-to-City Cooperation programme of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC).
"No people engaged - no project sucess" is the conclusion of Eukene Barrenetxea Larranaga, Head of H-Enea Living Lab, who was in charge of creating a citizen engagement strategy for the retrofitting package of the Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz.
"Achieving a zero-carbon city is not only about replacing old technologies with new technologies - it is a radical transition. For instance, it not only involves the transition of the technical system but it involves new stakeholders, business models, resource types, planning procedures and more." Learn more about the Integrated Energy approch, the different phases and its stakeholders....
The SmartEnCity Network has published it's second newsletter. Since June, the 'Bulletin" will appear on a monthly basis and provide information on smart energy transition of cities plus news from the network members. Potential Follower Cities as well as other interested people will receive tailor-made information, ready to be replicated.
The so called “Early Adopters” community from Coronación District in Vitoria Gasteiz is happy to finally see its first façade scovered with scaffolds.
Flexibility is a key element in an energy system that allows it to work. The system needs to meet varying demands with instant energy supply and this means that it needs to be flexible.
In June 2018, the City Council has launched a tender for the implementation of Smart Electric Buses (BEI = Bus Eléctrico Inteligente in Spanish) in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The development of this modern and innovative 100% electric transport system in the city has a budget of 44,691,341 Euros (VAT included) and will have a contribution of almost 400,000 Euros by SmartEnCity project to co-finance the charging infrastructure and vehicles.
Read the new SmartEnCity Network article about the kickoff meeting in Sonderborg in regards to their Roadmap 2025 where 76 stakeholders took part that were divided into 8 working groups divided by sectors.
SmartEnCity took part in the Second National Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate in Belarus at the end of June, where SmartEnCity project and the network were presented.